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A War Memorial For Rotherfield (East Sussex)

Posted by Alasdair Goulden on Thu, Oct 04 2018 at 05:33 AM CDT:

A War Memorial For Rotherfield (East Sussex)

The town of Rotherfield has been without a War Memorial, that is, until now.

On Saturday the 20th Of October 2018 at 11.00hrs a service to dedicate the new town War Memorial will take place.

A service of about 45mins will be held on Court Meadow Green in the centre of Rotherfield. This is a small green space located directly behind the surgery which is just off the High St.

It will be attended by various dignitaries, including the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex.

Music will be provided by a silver band and choral society. The WI will be laying on refreshments at the Village Hall

The 10th Essex, a WW1 living history group, will set up a small camp on the forecourt for show and tell display etc.

All members of the Queen's Regimental association have been invited to attend.

For your information
There are 114 names on the Memorial. 93 from the Great War, 19 from WW2 and 2 post WW2. By far the largest concentration is from the various Battalions of the Royal Sussex. The attached photo's are from 7th Sep 1914 when the village turned out to wave off the first batch of volunteers who enlisted in the 11th Bn (1st Southdown Bn), One of "Lowther Lambs" Others were already serving as regulars in the 2nd Bn. Others served in the Queen's Royal West Kent Regiment or the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment as well as one or two with the Buffs and East Kents.

There is no requirmeent to respond to this email!

Yours sincerely,

Alasdair Goulden
Queen's Regimental Association

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